10 December 2014, GulfNews.com
Ministry of Labour trying out recruiting portal
Dubai: Labourers or workers that have been recruited through a recruiting agency to the UAE are most at risk of human trafficking in the trial period — temporary work — and during change of sponsorship, a speaker at the conference said.
Sultan Bin Juwe’ed, Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal and member of the Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, said that this period is unclear and has no clear regulations and this needs to be fixed.
“The labourer is most vulnerable in these periods, because it is unclear whose responsibility he is, who should he seek for help, how will he stay in the country. These issues need to be clear.”
He said that before recruiting and mediation companies existed, companies used to deal directly with the people it was recruiting.